CHAFFETZ - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAFFETZ News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s Chaffetz: Fight border surge with faster deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58195227-90/border-chaffetz-obama-asylum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58195227-90/border-chaffetz-obama-asylum.html.csp">Utah’s Chaffetz: Fight border surge with faster deportations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T07:48:16.555-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new bill, sponsored Thursday by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, seeks to speed up the deportation of Central American children massing on the nation’s southwestern border and make it tougher for these minors to gain asylum. It’s the Utah Republican’s reaction to the growing humanitarian crisis fueled by violence in Central American countries and rumors that these children will be permitted to legally enter the country if they make it to the U.S.-Mexico border. So far, more than 57,000 unaccompanied child...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195227@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:48:16 MDT Senate approves Utah land exchange http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169564-90/senate-utah-exchange-canal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169564-90/senate-utah-exchange-canal.html.csp">Senate approves Utah land exchange</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:29:57.477-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate approved a land exchange in Utah and a minor correction to a law with big implications for the Provo River Water Users Association during a flurry of activity Wednesday, and the two bills are now headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. On a voice vote, the Senate agreed to exchange 20,000 acres of state-held mineral rights in the Hill Creek Extension of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation for mineral rights in another area of the reservation. The move pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:29:57 MDT Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp">Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T21:35:23.037-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney has consistently said he isn’t running for president again, but his friend Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks otherwise. Chaffetz, R-Utah, caused a bit of a stir when he said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday evening that he believes Romney will launch a third bid for the White House. Reached early Tuesday by The Salt Lake Tribune, Chaffetz said his comments are based on gut feeling and not conversations with Romney or his family. Though it should be noted that Chaffetz is a Romney acolyte, w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:35:23 MDT Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58124067-90/chaffetz-cummings-says-baltimore.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58124067-90/chaffetz-cummings-says-baltimore.html.csp">Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T09:57:06.229-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • Rep. Elijiah Cummings gets a laugh when he points out that Utah has a problem with wild horses. That’s not something fathomable for the folks in inner-city Baltimore where the more pressing concerns are crime, unemployment and poverty. On the flip side, people in Provo don’t suffer from food deserts, or areas where grocery stores, and healthy food, are lacking. “I bet you’ve never heard of a food desert,” Cummings says to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who shakes his head no. Baltimore and Pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124067@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:57:06 MDT Former Chaffetz staffer under investigation kills himself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58105558-68/prado-office-benefits-2011.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58105558-68/prado-office-benefits-2011.html.csp">Former Chaffetz staffer under investigation kills himself</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T23:12:30.711-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Utah congressional staffer killed himself in March after being accused of lying about his Iraq War injuries to collect disability benefits, records obtained Monday show. Gilbert Prado, 49, shot himself in the chest with a handgun on March 19 at a Draper outlet mall, the court records state. Judge Ted Stewart dismissed the criminal case on April 2. Prado had pleaded not guilty. His attorney, Benjamin McMurray, could not immediately be reached for comment. Federal prosecutors had filed a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581055582014-06-23T23:12:30.711-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T23:12:30.711-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58105558@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:12:30 MDT Rolly: Cantor’s defeat means we should give Lee money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061359-82/lee-cantor-conservative-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061359-82/lee-cantor-conservative-money.html.csp">Rolly: Cantor’s defeat means we should give Lee money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T15:38:01.488-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The stunning primary-election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Virginia congressional district this week has triggered numerous political analyses as to how that possibly could have happened. To tea party aficionados, it means their firebrand conservative politics is exactly what the country wants and sell-out establishment people like Cantor are becoming dinosaurs. To the hard-core opponents of any kind of compassion given to undocumented workers in an immigration reform plan,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061359@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:38:01 MDT Utahns say lack of immigration reform hurts farmers, consumers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58019170-90/chaffetz-farm-http-immigration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58019170-90/chaffetz-farm-http-immigration.html.csp">Utahns say lack of immigration reform hurts farmers, consumers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T22:35:10.096-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jake Harward, a Springville farmer, has a hard time finding help to plant, tend and harvest his crops and says the need for immigration reform is urgent. “The argument that we’re taking jobs away from others just doesn’t fly in my mind,” Harward said Monday during a discussion involving representatives of agriculture, restaurants, manufacturers and congressional staffers. Harward said despite lots of advertising and above-minimum wages, U.S. workers are simply not interested in working on farms...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58019170@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:35:10 MDT